Stockholm-based singer, songwriter and producer LonelyTwin has returned with her new single, “You!” from her upcoming debut album, This End Had No Beginning, out July 7 via Ultra Music. Listen to the song now below.
While the name LonelyTwin evokes longing (Madelene herself being a Gemini), This End Had No Beginning arrives fully formed: a genre-blurring combination of inventive trip-hop, smart indie pop, and evocative electronic folk that subtly slides between blue mood and hard-earned joy. Eliasson’s songs are spectral yet heavy with emotion, and her lyrics aim for an honesty that’s elusive in real life—like confessions whispered in the dark to the twin sister you never had—and demonstrated on previously released singles “I Will Be Better Than You At Letting Go,” “Pretty,” “Hurts Like It Hit Me,” and “If I Know Myself.”
Though LonelyTwin is new, it builds on Eliasson’s past lives in music: working with others like LÉON, Jasmine Thompson, Anna Of The North, Winona Oak, and and teaming up with Jonathan Olofsson as Jo&Me, whose cover of Drake’s “Too Good” racked up blogosphere love in 2017. LonelyTwin’s additional releases include her nostalgic breakup bop “My Heart” and a remix of MGMT’s iconic track “Electric Feel,” which further hints not just at her vast array of influences, but the general vibe she’s going for: sensual, end-of-the-night party jams built from rich guitar loops and yearning, feather-light vocals. She doesn’t rule out collaboration for the far more personal LonelyTwin, but every song begins and ends with Eliasson, alone, in the studio. That approach harkens back to her youth in the wooded Swedish suburbs. As the youngest child, she was given space to get lost in her own world. “I like staying in that one moment of creativity for as long as I can,” she says. “There’s usually something magic in that moment.”